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British English: /ˈbɛnɪfɪt/
American English: /ˈbɛnəfɪt/

Translation of benefit in French:


  • 1
    uncountable (helpful effect) from de
    to be of benefit to
    profiter à
    (patient, environment, industry)
    to feel the benefit of
    ressentir l'effet (m) favorable de
    (change, holiday, treatment)
    to get some benefit from
    (holiday, treatment)
    to give somebody the benefit of
    faire profiter quelqu'un de
    (experience, knowledge)
    to give somebody the benefit of one's advice
    donner un bon conseil à quelqu'un
  • 2 (allowance) to be on benefit(s) (British English)
    toucher les allocations
    to live off benefit(s) (British English)
    vivre sur les allocations
    before n (claim)
    des allocations
  • 3
    countable (advantage)
    the benefits of modern technology
    les avantages de la technologie moderne
    to have health benefits
    offrir des avantages sanitaires
    to have the benefit of
    with the benefit of hindsight
    avec l'avantage du recul
    with the benefit of experience
    avec le bénéfice de l'expérience
    to be to somebody's benefit
    être à l'avantage de quelqu'un
    to reap the benefits of
    récolter les bénéfices de
  • 4 uncountable (good) See examples: it's for your own benefit
    c'est pour ton propre bien
    for the benefit of the newcomers
    à l'intention des nouveaux
    he's just crying for your benefit
    il pleure juste pour attirer ton attention
  • 5 (perk) ‘salary £20,000 plus benefits’
    ‘salaire de 20 000 livres sterling plus avantages sociaux’
    benefits in kind tax-free benefits
    bénéfices (mpl) nonimposables
  • 6before n (for charity)
    (concert, gig, match)
    de bienfaisance

transitive verb

  • also: p prés etc -t-
    profiter à
    être avantageux/-euse pour
    (group, nation)
    être utile à
    (economy, industry)
    être bon/bonne pour
    to do something to benefit somebody
    faire quelque chose au bénéfice de quelqu'un

intransitive verb

  • also: p prés etc -t-
    I will benefit the most
    j'en profiterai le plus
    to benefit from ou by
    tirer profit or profiter de
    to benefit from ou by doing
    gagner à faire


to give somebody the benefit of the doubt

accorder à quelqu'un le bénéfice du doute

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